February 2019. Laguna Colorida. sunrise day.
The light penetrates widely into the room through the window with yellow curtains. The words of the other boarders have been waking me up for quite some time, but I go back to sleep immediately.
I look up at the same time as Pascal. It must be 7:00 or 7:30. We wake up. We get dressed.
The Japanese are gone.
The English have lunched and are packing their things.
While Pascal is preparing, I chat with an Englishman who has just finished his degree in geography and has decided with his friend who has a degree in math to go back up South America to Colombia. We discuss things and others. I tell him about the Salar de Uyuni, about my experience in the Potosi mine. He looks interested.
Pancakes on the menu. It's a change from dry white bread. :)
We share the last cookie with Pascal. We take our time. Pascal recounts his incredible adventure in Peru with his girlfriend and his 4 other friends. Wounded and robbed by a bunch of young assholes. Nobody to help them. In short, it's the eternal story of the wrong place at the wrong time.
Time passes. I get up, help load the 4x4, and drive off with my camera to this very recent little village, created to welcome these one-night travelers, on this stage of the Laguna Colorida between the Bolivian-Chilean border and Uyuni. There are maybe thirty buildings. Most are hostals resembling the one where you just slept. There are a few shops. Dwellings of premises. I observe this Bolivian woman who has just left a hostal with a child and a dog. Casually I take pictures following his direction. She wears those English hats that are so characteristic here. Several times I approached nicely, and often I made myself rebuffed… This time it will be different. I approach her slowly, the air of nothing. I ask him his first name. Cupertina . I present. I wear my Leica near my right eye. She seems to hesitate. Then she smiles. So much the better. The 4x4 is approaching at this time. I call Pascal to translate to the woman what I want to tell her. I want to give her this printed photo but she will have to wait a bit. Pascal explains to him that Sandro, our Bolivian driver, will give it to him next time. I take this opportunity to take this photo with this background of what seems to be his house.
His daughter comes out. As well as other people. We have to leave.
an Original Print
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